The unboxing was fun to watch, unfortunately it only started after 9(!!!) minutes of the vlog. This could have easily been two separate videos For those who don't have the time or will to watch but are wondering, here's what the presents were: 1) medicinal teas made of dried flowers. Sharla asked the salesperson to "select a few that were cute, taste good and are good for clear skin"(Taylor sort of stuttered while reading that).
2) mochi in cute package
3) a blueberry(?) cactus room scent. According to Taylor it will remind her of Sharla.
and "aw, so cute, it looks like a cactus on a tampon"
4) lip masks
5) a planner. According to Taylor she has used up the old one already, so she was hoping for it.
They wouldn't have to be updated if she had been practicing all these years and has official/legal proof(employment documents where her job is stated as masseuse or something similar). Otherwise, like all medical certificates, they need to be updated and she may need qualification renewal courses. And as far as I remember, officially she has only worked as a fitness instructor and a momager.
Looks like her new shoop-spiration is Amuro Namie. Is it her new attempt to gain fame - be a celebrity look-alike? In this case I'm glad that she only cares about her Japanese recognition - otherwise she could have tried to be a Kylie Jenner lookalike, just like most wannabe-famous-girls who try to get famous nowadays.
Thelatest video is just a regular gift anti-guide video, just about weird gifts. I honestly prefer videos about good gifts, even if sponsored, and I love when people do videos about traditional or cultural gifts in different countries. Maybe she could do that next, or compare gift culture in Japan and Hong Kong and Canada. On another note, when she said "If it's that cold that you would risk all your dignity and wear that outside in front of people" and then clip from her video with the bouquet dress and then "I know I'm not one to talk...", it actually cracked me up. She can be self-aware and funny without saltyness when she wants to.
That Squirtle costume video was so awkward, ugh At least when Rachel and Jun bought hats for their cats, it was funny and good-natured, or maybe they just put in effort to edit the video to make them entertaining Well, her patrons have already dropped from 182 to 170, and it's only been a month, so who knows
Her new comments are contradicting what she claimed earlier. She used to say that Venus removed a part of her intestines to stay slim some years ago but now Margo claims Venus only did it recently and informed her about it through an email. I guess it's true that a liar eventually gets caught up in their lies and forget what they lied earlier.
And then of course the usual sob story. The worst thing is that Margo probably believes it or wants to believe it and that's why she can't stop talking about it.
I have this wild theory that she actually understands his jabs and he knows it because in private she's a totally different person, and he just dislikes this cute-stupid-childish-online-persona she created and wants her to stop it and be herself
Taken out of context it sounds weird but in the video it was logical. Right before that she said Jenna Marbles should have been in it because of some trend she did(the beads/glittery thingies on the face) and then says "Pewdiepie is usually in it but not this year", and then watches Pewdiepie's video where he says he didn't say 'no' but simply wasn't asked, so Taylor goes "I wonder why he wasn't asked...". And then wonders about Jenna Marbles and says that some of her favourite youtubers weren't in it either. For people who don't follow Pewdiepie it's nothing strange not to keep up with his controversies though she did mention he had some controversy this year but maybe Taylor being Taylor didn't really care about it enough to find out what it was about - she only cares about trends that she can use, and Pewdiepie isn't one of those. Overall, I dislike reaction videos and Taylor isn't exactly great at it either.
My monthly salary is 1400 hrn. 1 dollar now costs about 28 hrn. That's exactly $50. And many of my fellow acquaintances work low paying jobs like this too because it's extremely difficult at the job market right now. Average monthly salary is counted when summing up the salaries of our officials(>30,000 hrn=over $1000) and minimal salary(3200 hrn=$114 for full-day job), it doesn't really reflect how much the average Ukrainian earns unfortunately. I mean, personally nobody at my job is able to earn more than 3200 hrn, and that's a lot of people. I'd love to know about shops with free international shipping. Even Aliexpress has a shipping cost for Ukraine I only ever buy products available in Ukraine-based shops, which don't have shipping. The drugstore products I meant were the ones talked about on Youtube like affordable ones but the prices the beauty gurus list are almost always over $15 like that's so cheap. EDIT: Now that I think about it, maybe those aren't "real" drugstore products but they just say it's drugstore because they are sponsored or something.
Drugstore makeup is NOT universally affordable - here in Ukraine monthly salary is $50, I won't ever consider one item of makeup "affordable" if it's $20. And there are many options of actually affordable makeup(less than $10), of course it's not popular international brands but that doesn't mean they should be mocked for having $0.55 eyeliners by people who live in 1st world countries - not all that is cheap is shitty Yumi-quality kind, so do your freaking research.
That's what surprises me the most. After trying so hard to pretend she's not a weeb while she was in Japan, she has no problem showcasing how she's so into k-pop stuff. The only plausible reason is that openly being into anime/jpop/jdrama never really brought many views(except for some cases) but being a koreaboo is getting lots of views since it seems to be more popular among rabid teenagers.
The house tour starts at 14:05 and ends at 16:55. The rest of the 17-minute video is a boring vloggy Tay-rambling + getting her nails done while rambling. I guess, it's still better than Sharla's vlogmas boringness but not by much.
Update about her health. I'm glad she's feeling better. But she's still calling it health issue and not specifying what it is, I wonder if she doesn't know her diagnosis yet or if she's embarrassed about it(like it's connected to her ED or something).